Yarding doubles at NRLX sales with keen demand for light well bred steers

Numbers nearly doubled for a yarding of 1360 head at the cattle sales at the NRLX today, Wednesday, July 10.

There was a large penning of young cattle, mainly weaners and a increased offering of cows today. 

Competition was stronger this week with restocker weaner steers selling 20c dearer, however the light well bred steers attracted the keenest demand. 

Most of the restocker weaner steers sold from 300c to 372c, while restocker weaner heifers were 20c to 30c dearer ranging from 190c to 308c/kg. 

Restocker and background yearling steers sold from 250c to 336c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows along with a few pens of grown steers and heifers.

Grown steers sold from 270c to 300c to be 10c/kg dearer. 

Grown heifers reached a top price 288c/kg. 

The mixed yarding of cows sold firm to 10c dearer with 2 score medium weights selling from 196c to 222c while 3 score medium weights averaged 225c and 4 score cows ranged from 230c to 259c/kg. 

Best of the heavy bulls sold to 238c/kg.

Report compiled by Doug Robson from Meat & Livestock Australia

The NRLX during a previous sale. Photo: Contributed

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